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13.11.12

Homeowners to quiz DfT officials over HS2 compensation

Representatives from HS2 Ltd and the DfT are touring the route of the new high-speed line over the coming months to tell residents more about the proposed compensation arrangements.

The first event is on Thursday (November 15) at Old Oak Common, and the final one is in Northamptonshire on January 16.

The Department for Transport (DfT) recently announced property compensation and safeguarding proposals, which are currently out for consultation.  

Over the next three months, officials will host 22 information events along the routes, where homeowners can discuss specific property concerns and find out more about HS2.

Alison Munro, chief executive of HS2 Ltd, said: “The new high speed rail network will help to grow the economy by providing capacity to meet the rising demand for train services and by improving connections between our major cities.  But we do understand the impact it will have on people living close to the line and the Government has recently published a range of property compensation measures for consultation.  

“The information events we are running are an opportunity for those directly affected to come and discuss the proposals in more detail with our property teams.”

The full list of events is below:

London

• Thursday 15 November – Old Oak Community and Children’s Centre, W12 0AP. (13:00 – 20:00)

• Saturday 1 December – Regent’s Park estate, Camden, NW1 3JU. (09:00 – 17:00)

• Monday 3 December – Winston Churchill Hall, Ruislip, HA4 7QL. (12:00 – 20:00)

Buckinghamshire

• Monday 26 November – Chalfont St Peter Community Centre, SL9 9QX. (12:00 – 20:00)

• Saturday 15 December - Stoke Mandeville Stadium and Olympic Lodge hotel. HP21 9PP.

(09:00 – 17:00)

• Friday 11 January – Calvert Green Community Centre, MK18 2FJ. (12:00 – 20:00)

• Saturday 12 January – Wendover Memorial Hall, HP22 6HF.  (09:00 – 17:00)

Oxfordshire

• Wednesday 9 January – Chipping Warden Village Hall, OX17 1LB. (13:00 – 20:00)

Northamptonshire

• Wednesday 16 January – Brackley Leisure Centre, NN13 6JJ. (12:00 – 20:00)

Warwickshire

• Saturday 17 November – Burton Green Village Hall, CV8 1PH. (09:00 – 17:00)

• Tuesday 4 December – Middleton Hall, Middleton, B78 2AE. (12:00 – 20:00)

• Saturday 8 December – Graham Adams Centre, Southam, CV47 0LY. (09:00 – 17:00)

• Tuesday 11 December – The Kenilworth Centre, Kenilworth, CV8 1QJ. (12:00 – 20:00)

• Saturday 5 January 2013 – The Link, 4 New Road, Water Orton, B46 1QU. (09:00 – 17:00)

• Tuesday 15 January 2013 – Offchurch Village Hall, CV33 9AL. (13:00 – 20:00)

Solihull

• Thursday 29 November – The Loft at the Bluebell Centre, Chelmsely Wood, B37 5TN. (12:00 – 20:00)

Birmingham

• Tuesday 20 November – The Sanctuary, Castle Vale, B35 7PX. (10:00 – 14:00)

• Tuesday 20 November – Fazeley Studios, Digbeth. B5 5SE.  (16:00 – 20:00)

• Wednesday 21 November – Ward End library, Washwood Heath, B8 2HF. (10:00 – 14:00)

• Wednesday 21 November – Firs and Bromford Sports and Community Centre, Bromford. B36

8UB. (16:00 – 20:00)

Staffordshire

• Monday 7 January – Kings Bromley Village Hall, DE13 7HW.  (12:00 – 20:00)

• Wednesday 8 January 2013 – Hints Village Hall, Tamworth, B78 3DN. (12:00 – 20:00)

(HS2 route image courtesy Peter Eastern used here under a Creative Commons licence. Route based on OpenStreetMap, which is in turn is based on the official GIS information published on data.gov.uk)

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